Hospice is not just a place, but rather a type of care that focuses on living.

The Dorothy Ley Hospice was founded over 25 years ago as a volunteer-based community service organization offering compassionate care to people living with the challenges of a life- limiting illness or loss aswell as support for family and caregivers. Today, we offer two programs: Community Support provides coordinated care that enhances quality of life, which is delivered in one’s own home. Residential Care provides 24/7 medical care in our 10-bed residential hospice during the last weeks of life.

The Dorothy Ley Hospice provides compassionate care that helps individuals living with a life-limiting illness to live as fully and comfortably as possible. We do so by supporting their physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs, and we are also here to support their loved ones. We are guided by our Model of Engagement, which supports the Individual living with illness, their family members, and caregivers, in receiving the right care, with the right skills, at the right time and in the right place.

Dr. Dorothy Ley believed that spiritual care lies at the heart of hospice care -that comfort does not come from medicine alone, but from a touch, a glance, a smile, a goal accomplished.

Our Vision

A world which understands and embraces hospice palliative care.

Our Mission

We foster hope and dignity through exemplary care, advocacy, education and research for individuals living with the challenges of life-limiting illness or loss.

Our Values

Those of us who are part of The Dorothy Ley Hospice believe, share and commit to the following values:

  • Accountability

Holding ourselves accountable to the highest standards of stewardship, transparency and governance in all aspects of our work.

  • Achievement

Striving to achieve our best in all that we do, in a supportive environment.

  • Compassion

Expressing compassion in action by creating and nurturing a foundation and framework of sensitivity and fairness for all.

  • Innovation

Moving to the future by way of innovation as we build on the teachings of Dr. Dorothy Ley.

  • Integration and Partnership

Working with others, as a leader and as a partner, to maximize resources and the benefits for those we serve.

  • Social Inclusion

Respecting diversity in all of its expressions.

  • Volunteerism

Honouring the contribution of volunteers as an essential part of our charitable organization.



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